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Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class in Venice, Italy

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Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class in Venice, Italy

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icon1 hour  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Take a course on mask making from a master artisan in Venice, and learn about the history of this ancient tradition. You can choose from a production class or a decoration class, or you can even take both. In the production class, learn how to make your own papier-mâché mask, and in the decoration class, you can paint or use materials to decorate your mask. No matter which option you choose, you get to bring home your creation—just in time for Carnival.
  • Carnival mask-making class in Venice
  • Choose between a production or decoration class, or take both
  • Learn the ancient technique of making a papier-mâché mask (production class only)
  • Paint and decorate your mask, if you chose decoration class
  • Keep your mask after you create it
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Course of production (you will keep the produced mask) and/or Course of decoration (you will keep the decorated mask)
All necessary paints and supplies
Live commentary
Hotel pickup
San Marco 596 Venetian Masks , S. Marco, 596, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Facing the Church of San Zulian, pass its façade on the left and you have reached “Campiello San Zulian”. The laboratory is in the opposite corner on your left.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed the days after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • If you book the Course of production and decoration: The mask needs 6 hours to dry therefore you have to book the decoration course 6 hours after the production course.
  • From Aug. 6th to enter the workshop you need to have the Green Pass + ID card, you cannot enter the venue without it (if you don’t have it or forgot it and are not allowed to enter the venue, the tour will not be refundable)
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The customers health is the most important matter for us, the tour operates in according to the Covid-19 National directives in order to guarantee the experiences in a safe environment.
  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned, and the tour will leave with small groups.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
  • OPERATED BY VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class in Venice, Italy?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class in Venice, Italy.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class in Venice, Italy?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class in Venice, Italy.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class in Venice, Italy?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class in Venice, Italy.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class in Venice, Italy?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class in Venice, Italy.

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  • "If you're looking for a personalized experience that is family friendly and memorable, choose this family owned adventure!" See review
  • "You are able to choose a mask and then take home your product." See review
  • "would highly recommend this activity, especially to families with children." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Fun and precious keepsake!!
Judd_T
, Jun 2022
My son and mother loved it! Noted that it was their favorite experience in Venice! My son (age 9) love it and said it was his favorite this he did in Venice!! Overall, fabulous experience!!
star-4
Fun for kids, would do again!
yhershko
, Jun 2022
The kids enjoyed painting the masks. He ended up doing the final decorations which made them feel like it wasn't fully their creations, but they still loved the final product and would do it again next time we visit. There is an old impressive church in the square that you can walk through while the kids are doing their thing and plenty of shops around to while away the time as well.
star-5
Very memorable experience!
Iwona_Z
, Jun 2022
I went to this workshop with my 6 years old son, I truly recommend it to everyone, not only kids as I enjoyed the class a lot. The master is very kind and explains the process of masks preparation in details and is very patient. This is an amazing experience, very memorable!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience
Ravi_A
, Jun 2022
Giorgio was very kind and informative, and made the experience so much fun! We love having our masks as a souvenir.
star-5
Kids great experience making a mask
Lindsay_D
, Jun 2022
Perfect experience for my kids to make a carnival mask. The store owner was great and showed them what to do and completed the final paint on the mask. We traveled to the US the next day and everything arrived home perfectly. Highly recommend this store for mask making!
star-5
Wonderful experience
corierbush
, Jun 2022
Beautiful store, very friendly, had a wonderful time making the masks. Plenty of masks to buy there as well.
star-5
Fun for kids and adults!
Jamie_H
, Jun 2022
Kind and knowledgeable owner. Great for kids and adults! Fun experience in Venice. Great location. We enjoyed it!
star-5
A must
james_k
, Jun 2022
It's a must I think when you come to Venice, a great take home gift or memorabilia, unbelievable the workmanship
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-5
Fabulous & Friendly
Jennifer_P
, Jun 2022
Who wouldn’t want to learn how to paint your own mask. Quick, easy, polite and nice!! Prep for carry the mask home. Shipping is expensive!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-3
We were hoping to make...
Anne_D
, May 2022
We were hoping to make masks, but we’re told it wasn’t hot enough to make them because of the drying time. The mask decorating was only painting the face. We didn’t do any decorating. The owner added a few additional lines to make decorations. Overall we were disappointed.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Guest, we are sorry for your personal comment, please consider that for mask decoration you could wait for a few minutes during the drying time. At your disposal for further information. Regards.
star-5
Great take home value!
Dagmar_P
, May 2022
Very private, friendly and what a creativity for take a home value! The artist was very helpful, nice place, we enjoyed that a lot!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-5
Amazing creative experience!
Giovanni_S
, May 2022
Amazing experience with a really knowledgeable host who guided us through how to create our beautiful Venetian Masks. We now have a wonderful memory of our holiday in Venice, thank you!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-5
Masks!!!
Norma_K
, May 2022
The owners were charming kind and patient. It was a wonderful experience. Son is so talented! Sad we didn’t get to meet the father! We had a really great time!!! An absolutely “must do”
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-5
Wonderful family business
Stephanie_S
, May 2022
Such a relaxing and fun time in this little shop of wonders. The owners were lovely and so talented. Worth every penny.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-5
Excellent experience
Leah_W
, Apr 2022
We had a brilliant experience - my 8 year old daughter and I were made to feel very welcome. It was a calm, relaxing space and a bit of ‘time out’ from our otherwise hectic sightseeing! We heard all about the history of the masks and had a very interesting discussion about the difference between authentic Venetian mask sellers and the proliferation of Chinese imports. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience - one of the highlights of our trip
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-5
Lovely
Oskar_H
, Apr 2022
This mask making project is amazing. Its super fun to work with a master in this art. Love it so much, definitely coming again! From Oskar and Alek
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-5
This was such a great...
Lauren_p
, Mar 2022
This was such a great experience and really enjoyed it. I would highly recommend this mask making class and we got so much history and also so many recommendations from this class.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-2
Big disappointment
Noelle_H
, Feb 2022
I was so looking forward to this workshop but came away very disappointed both with the experience and my mask I had thought I had booked a mask making workshop but instead it was a mask decoration and I cannot really call it a workshop as when I had hurriedly picked three colours with which to paint it I was left on my own. The owner did pencil a few lines and gave very short instruction but then he was gone. When I had finished that part I actually had to go to the door to get their attention. He did then give me a brief history of the Carnival for a couple of minutes while the mask was drying. He then told me his son would do the decoration part with me. This involved me looking on while his son did some swirls and patterns on the mask which took all of 60 seconds....... and that was it.! My mask was complete...... not to my eye however !! I am not sure if they were less attentive with me because I was on my own or what but for €50 I was certainly expecting a bit more. I could have produced a better mask at home with more time and more access to materials. I am sure both are great mask makers but to be honest I felt like I was taking up their precious time and I cannot recommend this workshop ...sadly!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Dear Noelle good morning and I'm sorry for your review. Please note that the activity is every day fully booked in each time slot and we never received any similar review. Please note that this is Carnival period and it's a very busy moment. The master is always available to all customers and we always have happy customers. At disposal for further information,
star-5
Lovely experience
Chris_H
, Feb 2022
Wonderful experience. Amazing hosts! Really cute little workshop. You get to choose your mask then paint it (with some guidance so it doesn’t look a mess!). The owners then help finish it with beautiful final decorations. Pay the extra 1 euro to have it lacquered, it’s worth it.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-5
A wonderful time for adults and kids
Jesse_D
, Jan 2022
I cannot say enough good things about this kind gentleman or his son. There was some mix-up initially, with the intermediary company, and he worked with us to make sure everything came off without a hitch. The masks are obviously not "master" creations, but that is because WE created them using his handmade paper mache "blanks" with some assistance from his son applying the final decoration. He worked with all of us, including our kids, to help pick out, and properly paint, carnival masks, He explained what the different masks meant in different periods. A bit of history mixed in with artistic creation, and he is an artist. An excellent experience, because he and his son worked to make it excellent.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thanks for your kind review.

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